The music of German film music composer Hans Zimmer moves millions of people worldwide. The number of Zimmer fans who enjoy his gripping music even without the accompanying films is constantly growing, and now not only the largest concert halls but also football stadiums are filled with his fans.
German-born composer Hans Zimmer is considered one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents and first found success in the world of pop music as a member of the Buggles. The group's video "Video Killed the Radio Star" became a worldwide success and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to air on MTV.
Zimmer entered the world of film music in London during a long collaboration with the famous composer and mentor Stanley Myers, which included the film My Beautiful Laundrette. He soon began working on several successful solo projects, including the critically acclaimed A World Apart. During these years, Zimmer was a pioneer in combining old and new musical technologies. Today, this work has earned him a reputation for integrating the electronic music world into traditional orchestral arrangements.
A turning point in Zimmer's career came in 1988 when he was asked to score Rain Man for director Barry Levinson. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture of the year and earned Zimmer his first Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. The next year, Zimmer composed the score for another Best Picture Oscar recipient, Driving Miss Daisy, starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman.
In 2003, Zimmer completed his 100th film score for the film 2The Last Samurai, starring Tom Cruise, for which he received both a Golden Globe and Broadcast Film Critics nomination. His scores for films such as Gladiator, Batman: The Dark Knight, Pirates of the Carribean, Interstellar, and many more have been met with great enthusiasm worldwide, resulting in both a far-reaching fan community and numerous awards (Echo, Oscar, Grammy, and others).
LIVEArtists Hans Zimmer
Release Date: 03/03/2023
Hans Zimmer LIVE features more than two hours of new reimagined arrangements of some of the most popular compositions by the iconic L.A.-based composer. The album was recorded during the highly successful same-named concert tour in Europe in spring of 2022. Zimmer created new “suites” from some of his most recognizable themes and melodies from the Oscar®-winning scores for Dune and The Lion King, as well as such contemporary classics as The Dark Knight, X Men: Dark Phoenix, Dunkirk, Gladiator, Inception, Interstellar, The Last Samurai, Man of Steel, No Time to Die, Pirates of the Caribbean and Wonder Woman 1984.
“I simply wanted to produce the best album,” Zimmer says, who recorded Hans Zimmer LIVE like a studio production over 10 nights, spending weeks mixing the album with his friend and producer, Stephen Lipson. “I wanted to create an opportunity for the music to breathe a little differently, in its own context. For this adventure, I am thrilled to have been joined by the greatest possible team of collaborators.”
Together with his 20-piece band “The Disruptive Collective,” featuring a gallery of long-time musical companions, the Odessa Opera Orchestra and Choir, Hans Zimmer has created an epic musical spectacle melding atmospheric classical arrangements and electronic elements into the powerful sound of a rock band.
“The Disruptive Collective” features musicians who have been working together with Zimmer for a long time such as the singers and composers Lisa Gerrard (Gladiator), Lebo M. (The Lion King) and Loire Cutler (X Men: Dark Phoenix), cellist Tina Guo (Wonder Woman) and Nick Glennie-Smith (musical director of the band). Other soloists include Andrew Kawczynski (synthesizer, percussion), Pedro Eustache (windwoods), Refi (vocalist), Rusanda Panfili (vocals), Guthrie Govan (guitars), Andy Pask (upright bass), Aicha Djidjelli (drums), Steven Doar (percussion, keyboards), Molly Rogers (vocals), Juan Garcia Herreros [Snow Owl] (electric bass), Nile Marr (guitars), Leah Zeger (vocals), Holly Madge (drumkit), Aleksandra Šuklar (percussion). Hans Zimmer plays multiple instruments on the album.
Hans Zimmer LIVE will be available at streaming services in stereo and the immersive formats Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 RA, for digital download, as well as a 2-CD DigiPac and a limited 4 x 180 g audiophile vinyl set.
Zimmer has completed highly successful Hans Zimmer LIVE tour stops around the globe and most recently concluded the first leg of his European tour in April 2022. Fans can continue to experience the Hans Zimmer LIVE concert tour in April 2023. For more information, visit: www.hanszimmerlive.com.